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SIGNS! GET YOUR SIGNS!
Due to anticipated poor air quality, we are canceling our Saturday, Sept 12, distribution event and rescheduling our Tuesday event.
Volunteers will be masked and gloved and will place signs with self-addressed donation envelope and online donation info into your trunk.
Suggested minimum donation for Biden sign $10.00.
- Saturday, Sept 19th, Jefferson Park, Richland, 10 AM-Noon
- Wednesday, Sept 23rd, John Dam Plaza, Richland, 5-7 PM
- Saturday, Sept 26th, Benton City Skate Park, 10 AM-Noon
If you can’t make the event, we can still get you signs. Make an online donation at Benton County Democrats/Donation or send us a FaceBook Message in our page, https://www.facebook.com/bencodems, that includes your address, phone#, & e-mail address. Indicate which sign(s) you’d like. Volunteers, masked and gloved, will deliver your sign(s), no-contact.
Building Bridges: Meet and Greet
When: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by Elect Danielle Garbe Reser
Register here for this free event to meet our 16th LD State Senate Candidate Danielle Garbe Reser: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgrbridges
Originally from Moses Lake and now living in Walla Walla, Danielle Garbe Reser is running to bridge the divides in our state between Eastern and Western Washington and our rural and urban communities.
She wants to hear from Benton and Franklin County residents about the issues that matter most in our communities. Please plan to join us by Zoom and bring your questions for Danielle about the bridges we can build in our region and state to create a bright future for all of us.
Join us on Saturday, Sept 19 from 4-5 pm via Zoom
This is a free event; the Zoom information will be sent after registration.
Thank You to Our Hosts: Former State Senator Valoria Loveland, Former Pasco City Council Member Rebecca Francik, Pasco City Councilmember Zahra Roach, Franklin County Democrats Chair Jeffrey Robinson, Benton County Democrats Chair Judith Johannesen, Diane Sundvik, and Martin Valadez
Learn more about Danielle and ways to help her campaign on her website: www.garbereser.com
When: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: The comfort of your home.
Join me while I step you through some of the basics of making an Italian meal which is perfect for our hot summer evenings! Right now this announcement is for you to be able to mark your calendars. Stay tuned as we roll out details in the coming days. I promise this is even more interactive than Chilled Democracy and equally tasty.
Raffa Logo Contest
ARE YOU A VISUAL ARTIST WITH A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HEART? Help us bring Civility, Responsibility and Balance back to Benton County. Design a unique ‘Raffa for Benton County’ logo and see your design be made into awesome Limited Edition Campaign Swag that will be printed by Unitary Apparel AND score $250 if your design is selected! Check out the details below to get started! Designs must be in by September 21st to be considered. #Raffa2020#TeamRaffa
When: Monday, September 21, at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Online Event
This series of virtual conversations moderated by Enrique Cerna will explore the racial disparities and inequities in Washington’s public health and policing systems highlighted by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. State lawmakers are beginning to convene to prepare for the 2021 state legislative session when these issues, and the budget, will be top priorities. Join us to learn how to put equity front and center in the Olympia debates.
The first event will feature Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman, Dr. Julian Perez of SeaMar Community Health Centers, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic CEO Carlos Olivares, and scholar and Yakama Nation Tribal Member Emily Washines for a conversation about the racially disparate impacts of COVID-19 in Washington’s communities and recommendations for how we move forward.
Get your ticket today: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgrwadc and join Tony Blinken and Danielle Garbe Reser for this conversation about global issues facing Washington State to benefit Danielle’s Washington State Senate campaign.
Tuesday, September 22
4:00-5:00pm Pacific/7:00-8:00pm Eastern
Tony Blinken is Co-founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors. Tony has held senior foreign policy positions in two administrations – including Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, the nation’s number two diplomat. Tony helped to lead diplomacy in the fight against ISIL, the rebalance to Asia, and the global refugee crisis, while building bridges to the innovation community.
Before that, Tony served as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama. He chaired the Deputies Committee, the administration’s principal forum for deliberating foreign policy. During the first Obama term, he was National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden.
From 2002 to 2008, Tony served as Democratic Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. From 1994 to 2001, he was a member of President Clinton’s National Security Council staff.
Danielle Garbe Reser is running as a Democrat seeking to flip an open State Senate seat in rural Eastern Washington. She served as a diplomat from September 10, 2001 until May 15, 2015, including two tours in the National Security Council during the Obama Administration and on the personal staff of then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Her overseas assignments were in Beirut, Lebanon at the start of the Syrian War and in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she earned a Superior Honor Award for her work helping the victims of the 2002 terrorist attacks in Bali.
Danielle returned home to Eastern Washington in 2015 to serve as CEO of Sherwood Trust, a private foundation with $30 million in assets serving the Walla Walla Valley to promote economic development. She won Exponent Philanthropy’s national “Outsized Impact Award” in 2019 for her rural philanthropy initiatives that attracted over $500,000 in outside investment into her district.
She is married to a fifth generation farmer and they make their home in Walla Walla.
— Please join us by selecting a ticket at the quantity and price that are right for you: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgrwadc
— You will receive a separate email with the link to the Zoom event.We look forward to seeing you soon!Thank you to our hosts: Amanda Sloat, Laura Rosenberger, Bernadette Meehan, Caitlin Hayden, Hagar Chemali, Riva Kantowitz, Jane Rhee, Jennifer Butte-Dahl, and the Truman National Security Project – Pacific Northwest Chapter.
TCFE BLM Ally Panel Series- Mamas
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Online Event
Hello friends, family, and allies! After hosting our first ally panel on September 1st we have gotten rave reviews and more folks wanting and willing to connect, participate, and use their voice to continue to draw attention and keep motivation and focus on the movement. Tri-Cities Future Equalizers (TCFE) will be hosting regular ally panels- reaching out to hear from specific groups- Mothers, Fathers, Teens, Interracial couples, Mixed kids, Queer family, Teachers and much more. TCFE acknowledges the time and energy that everyone is putting forth for the sake of the movement and the toll that this kind of work can take… We believe that there is a space and a place for everyone with a pure heart and an open mind who wants to learn and wants to help make it right.. We respect and encourage everyone’s individual talents and skills to join forces and join in the fight. This is a safe space where disrespect will not be tolerated and where differences will be honored instead of diluted. We hope to see you on Tuesday September 22nd at 6:30 pm. This will be an online event- please follow posts to learn about our panelists, and to get updated information about how to attend/view the event. We will be using Zoom and Facebook so check back on the event for instructions to watch and participate. Please download ZOOM before the event in case we decide on a massive Zoom call with everyone on it. This is a public event. Please save the date and share with others who may be interested. We would also love any feedback on who you would like to see on a panel and/or what kind of questions you would like to be asked. We are in this together and stronger than ever. Let’s change the world!!! See you September 22 at 6:30pm!
Doug McKinley Town Hall Series
Every Thursday night at 7 pm for the remainder of the campaign, Doug McKinley will be hosting a Townhall meeting for the residents of Washington’s 4th Congressional District. All are invited and all are welcome. To protect all participants, these meetings will be held on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register at the link below, and we will send you instructions for joining. You will only need to register once to attend all meetings.
We will be discussing a variety of topics, and Doug will be taking questions and making his case why Washington’s 4th Congressional District needs a change. Please join us to participate in our democracy!
Evening Phone Banking!
When: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted by Committee to Elect Carly Coburn
Where: Online Event on Facebook
Join the Committee to Elect Carly Coburn for an evening phone banking session! No experience needed, as the candidate, Carly Coburn, will lead a training session at the beginning of the event. Stay as long or as little as you like!
The link to the zoom for training will be posted thirty minutes before the event begins, and will be deleted after the phone banking session is over.
Join Rogue Lobster for a Facebook Live concert. The event is free so please plan to tune in to enjoy some bluegrass music. The roots of this music are rural, just like Danielle’s roots, and we need her love for and service to Eastern Washington in our State Senate. We encourage you to support her campaign: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgrlobster
Danielle’s website: https://garbereser.com
When: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: 5405 Industrial Way, Pasco WA
Over 200 workers at Twin City Foods are standing up to win basic COVID protections, affordable healthcare, and a voice at work. Join them to show your support for good jobs in our community.
*** masks and social distancing required **
Get your ticket today at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgr509 to join us for this event with Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig to support Danielle Garbe Reser’s State Senate campaign in LD 16.
Senate Majority Leader Billig is currently the only Democrat from Eastern Washington in our State Senate, so by helping Danielle we can double Eastern Washington’s representation in the Senate Democratic Caucus and bring the voice of rural Washington to the table.
Let’s support Team 509 today! Join us to discuss our shared love of baseball and Eastern Washington and our hopes to bring better health care, a sustainable environment, and economic opportunity to the best area code in the state — The 509.
Monday, October 5 from 5-6 pm
When: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Hosted by A place at the table with Shir
Where: Online Event
Join us on National Coming Out Day for a special session of text banking hosted by local legend and Miss Gay Washington 2009-2010, Roxanne Von Cummings.
We will start the session with a quick training on how the program works and step you through how to achieve results. This will be followed by texting voters to remind them to vote in November while Shir and Roxanne will be live with you to play lip synch karaoke and also answer any questions if they come up.
Afterwards, in the tradition of the Sunday Tea parties of the “before-before times,” we will have a virtual dance party! What better way to celebrate coming out day than by working to defeat one of the most famous homophobes in the country?
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3 PM
Where: Online Event
Achieving zero carbon emissions from power and transport by mid-century will require all non-fossil fuel energy sources, including nuclear. Learn why from Forbes writer Jim Conca.
Preregistration a day in advance is required.